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Gig economy workers demand basic employment rights

Paul Cowdery, Partner & Head of Employment Law

– This article in the news recently discusses how self-employed or those workers who are part of the so-called ‘gig’ economy are demanding the same basic rights as employer workers. If you need further advice in this area please contact us.

Hundreds of thousands of workers in the gig economy want guaranteed employment rights such as holiday pay, and say that the Government should take action, a new survey shows.

More than 1.3 million people are now working in casual part-time jobs without guaranteed hours or pay if they are sick, research by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) found. The majority of those surveyed (63 per cent) believe they should be legally entitled to the basic rights enjoyed by employees.

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